I Fell for Phaidon
Last night, I met Erica, Tory and Sarah--the ladies behind Haven in Paris--at Phaidon's pop up store in Soho to celebrate the release of the English language version of I Know How to Cook. I Know How to Cook is the bible of French home cooking, and a bible it is. I can not believe how large and heavy this book is! I felt like I was holding an unabridged dictionary, not a cook book. Clotilde Dusoulier of Chocolate and Zucchini was on hand to sign books (she's a contributor), and is as adorable in person as I imagined she'd be. I've read her blog for years, and often turn to her when I'm in a cooking rut. She's infectiously enthusiastic about food, and it's near impossible to visit Clotilde and not want to run to the farmer's market and sniff something. After oooohing and ahhhhhing over the book, we embarked on a tour around the bookstore. One word: gorgeous. Crisp white walls, beautiful books (you just had to touch them!) and great light. That bookstore was to me what Willy Wonka's candy room was to the golden ticket holders. I felt drunk from the eye candy. And that was before I had my first taste of Tuaca punch. If you're in NYC, I highly recommend you head to 100 Wooster.